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Today in My History

2001:  Comin' to America
2002:  Almost 60 year olds shouldn't bounce on Concrete
2003:  Lies My Father Told Me
2004:  Decisions, Decisions
2005:  T
ime Travel
2006:  Best Laid Plans
2007: Just Passing Through
2008:  Life and Death
2009:  Interesting Times
2010:  There Was a Little Girl
2011:  Crab and Chocolate
2012: 
Short Stories
2013: Being 70
2014:  
What's a Wonder Bag?
2015: 
Me and Mr. Lowe
2016: 
Today at Logos
2017: 
Sunday Stealing
2018: 
Word Nerds
2019:  Win Some, Lose Some

2020: Greetings

2021: Becoming an Adult

Books Read in 2022
 Updated 2/9
"Tell No One"
Harlan Coben


My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2022
Books Read in 2021

Books Read in 2020

Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010


Cast (updated 7/16)

Email
(you know how to fix it)
 


Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piñata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?
Sold!

Scavenger Hunt


mail to Walt / mail to Bev

19 February 2022

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love to answer the questions, however, and here are today's questions!

Saturday 9: Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) 1972

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) The lyrics tell us that every Sunday afternoon we can find Roy at the racetrack. What are your plans for Sunday?
Ned just got a squirrel house built and hung in a tree.  For my birthday, he got me a little camera that he mounted in the squirrel house and I suspect that I will spend all weekend checking out the squirrels!


 

2) Roy is fearless behind the wheel of his '57 Chevrolet. But it's just natural to feel fear every now and again. What scares you?
Developing Alzheimer's and ending life like my mother.  Also big trucks on the freeway.

3) Roy's been photographed grinning with a toothpick in his mouth. Do you often use toothpicks? If so, do you carry them with you?
I only use them in cooking (like to test cakes), never in my mouth

4) Legend has it Roy learned to drive fast when he ran moonshine out of Alabama. Moonshine usually refers to illegally produced whiskey. What was the last alcoholic beverage you drank?
I almost never drink alcohol, but my mother loved vodka and tonic, so we had vodka and tonic after she died...and then I had lunch with a friend yesterday, she surprised me by having vodka and tonics at the table when we got there.

5) This week's featured artist, Jim Croce, attended Villanova University, where he played in a band that performed at fraternity parties. When his band was chosen to tour Africa as part of a cultural exchange program, he was excited to learn his host countries' customs. Have you ever traveled overseas? What did your trip teach you?
We have visited 24 different countries.  I learned about the beautiful paintings on the metro in Moscow, how to put on make-up for performances in China, I learned footie in Australia, I learned how little Ukraine is prepared for tourists (even less so now!!!). I learned how much I hate cobblestone streets in tourist areas of Germany; I learned how to order croissants in Paris.  All little things, but fun.

6) Jim met his future wife, Ingrid, at a party. They discovered that they both loved Joan Baez and Woody Guthrie. Tell us about one of your friends, and what you two bonded over.
Oh lord.  Char and I have been friends for 60 years and we have bonded over a lot of things in those years, starting perhaps with soap operas (which we stopped watching after a few years), our children and their nursery school, clam dip and Mexican won ton, trips to ghost towns in Nevada, Viking cruises, and just about everything.

7) Early in their marriage, while Jim was working hard to launch his music career, Ingrid helped make ends meet by baking bread and canning fruits and vegetables. Do you have any frugal cooking tips or "cheap eats" recipes to share?
Ned (bless him) has taken over doing most of our cooking so I don't cook any more.  I used to bake bread when the kids were growing up.  "Joe Special" is an easy cheap dinner to prepare.

8) In 1972, Mark Spitz became a sensation, winning seven Gold Medals for swimming. After making money in endorsements and TV appearances, he settled into a career as a realtor in Los Angeles. Are you contemplating a change in residence anytime soon?
We have lived in this house  49-1/2 years and I have no desire to move, unless it's into a home somewhere....or a crematorium.

9) Random question: Which of these "top ten" lists would you prefer to be on -- the sexiest, the smartest or the richest?
Definitely the smartest.

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Ned and the squirrel house

 

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